Trace Mayer

Everyone knows the golden rule: He who has the gold makes the rules.


Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. He holds degrees in accounting and law. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on the work of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises.

In 2008 during the worldwide financial crisis he wrote The Great Credit Contraction explaining the causes and likely effects. Shortly thereafter he was among the first popular blogger to publicly recommend the revolutionary blockchain technology Bitcoin with market capitalization under $2m.

Then he started funding core blockchain infrastructure including:

  • Armory which provides the foundational security for Bitcoin wallets
  • Bitpay the largest Bitcoin merchant processor
  • Kraken the largest Bitcoin/Euro exchange and a major worldwide liquidity provider

He hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast where he interviews the top people in the Bitcoin world.

Mr. Mayer has presented on Bitcoin, both objectively and persuasively, to a wide variety of audiences including members of the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, the IRS, FBI, FTC, HNWIs, conferences and many others on the topics of Bitcoin, cyber security, financial cryptography, digital currency, entrepreneurship and other topics.

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